Be accepted to their state’s 2017-2018 All-State Festival.
In the case of guitar, many states do not have an All-State Guitar Ensemble. Students who participate in their school’s guitar ensemble program are permitted to apply.
If there isn’t an All-State Festival held during the 2017-2018 academic year, the 2016-2017 Division Festival will be acceptable (Northwest Division).
If your state Music Education Association (MEA) does not sponsor the All-State Festival, the state MEA will determine which students are eligible to receive an invitation to apply.
The final determination of eligibility for the All-National Honor Ensembles (ANHE) program is made by the student’s state Music Education Association (MEA).Please reach out to your state MEA with eligibility questions.
Some states may require that students are both selected AND perform in their All-State. Students must follow the directive of their individual state MEA with regard to participation.
Students who fail to comply with their individual state requirements will not be eligible to participate in the NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles program.
You are required to upload
an unedited and unaccompaniedvideo performing
the REQUIRED REPERTOIRE for your instrument
or voice part.
Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion are automatically considered for both Concert Band and Symphony Orchestra.
Please note, there is an
option for Concert Band, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and Mixed Choir students to upload an additional 2-minute video. This may be a piece of your
choosing and may be accompanied or
unaccompanied. You could use this opportunity to demonstrate
proficiency on an auxiliary instrument. This second video is not required.